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Circumnavigation cruise of Newfoundland


See the best of Newfoundland on this full circumnavigation cruise of the island. 

Starting and ending in historic St. John’s, this trip offers an intimate experience of Newfoundland’s lively culture and dramatic scenery via daily expedition stops and community visits. A visit to the French island of Saint-Pierre completes the adventure. Famed for its music and stories, Newfoundland is also incredibly picturesque, with a rugged coastline rendered spectacular by autumn foliage and light.

Newfoundland’s rich natural history, including the remarkable geology of Gros Morne, is second only to its incredible cultural offerings. We will visit Red Bay's Basque Whaling Station (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), learn about the Viking history in North America at L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, and enjoy a taste of the Mi’kmaq culture in Miawpukek First Nation (Conne River). And we will do it all in the company of a lively resource staff of local musicians, artists, and naturalists.

This sailing is ideally timed for viewing spectacular fall colours and taking advantage of excellent hiking opportunities. Experience legendary music, food, and hospitality in true Newfoundland fashion: by sea!

ATTENTION SINGLE TRAVELLERS: This cruise welcomes solo travellers. Most cabin categories on the ship are available as a private cabin to single travellers for no additional cost.

 

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TRIP DETAILS
DESTINATION
EQUIPMENT/CLOTHING
ACCOMMODATIONS
MEALS & DINING
DATES & PRICING
ITINERARY
TRIP TYPE
Cruises & Boat Tours
SEASON

October

DIFFICULTY
Easy / Moderate
MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE
198
GUIDE INFORMATION

Joining us on board will be a remarkable team of naturalists, historians, photographers, musicians and local guides, who will impart their knowledge and experience on the natural world and local culture, and give life to times past. 

 

RESTRICTIONS

This program features activities such as walking, wildlife viewing and Zodiac cruising, all at a relatively easy to moderate level of exertion. The majority of shore landings are undertaken using Zodiacs. Zodiac embarkations involve descending gangway stairs with double handrails and stepping into the Zodiac from a small platform at water level (assistance is provided).

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Requirements: Arrival flights to the starting point and departure flights from the last community, personal expenses (laundry, alcoholic beverages, telephone calls, etc.), additional expenses in the event of weather delays or itinerary changes, staff gratuities, mandatory medical evacuation coverage/optional travel insurance, possible fuel surcharges.

Comments: Price does not include your contribution of $250 US towards local conservation/cultural initiatives or your sponsoring museum, gallery or affinity group. 

 

TRANSPORTATION

Tours begin and end in St. John's, Newfoundland.

WEATHER

Weather in Newfoundland in the fall is usually warm and dry.Temperatures will average from 10 to 20 degrees Celsuis during the day.

REGION
Newfoundland
PROVIDED EQUIPMENT

Educational program and pre-departure materials, all shore and Zodiac excursions, transfers between piers and applicable airports, service charges, embarkation taxes and port fees.

SUGGESTED CLOTHING

Warm coat, long sleeved shirts, sweaters, long pants, wind jacket, wind pants, rain gear, rubber boots, hiking boots, hat, gloves.  Full clothing listed supplied upon booking.

SUGGESTED ITEMS

Camera, daypack, sunglasses, sunscreen, water bottle, binoculars.

ACCOMMODATIONS

The cruise takes place aboard the Ocean Endeavour. Sailing with a maximum of 198-passengers, Ocean Endeavour is the perfect vessel for expedition cruising. Outfitted with twenty Zodiacs, advanced navigation equipment, multiple lounges and a top deck observation room, she is purpose-built for passenger experiences in remote environments. The Ocean Endeavour boasts a 1B ice class, enabling her to freely explore throughout the Arctic summer. Launched in 1982, she has had numerous upgrades, most recently in 2010 and 2014.

At 137 meters (450ft) in length, Ocean Endeavour has plenty of interior and exterior space. Enjoy multiple decks offering comfortable lounge chairs, outdoor dining, a swimming pool, sauna and even a hot tub! The spacious interiors allow for multiple workshops and presentations to occur simultaneously. Community is at the heart of Adventure Canada’s expedition experience. We gather together to learn, enjoy a drink, sing a song or share a yarn – connecting with one and other. The three lounges aboard Ocean Endeavour are fantastic public spaces for seminars, events and dialogue. The Ocean Endeavour's private spaces are stylish and comfortable. All cabins have private washroom facilities, a phone for internal calls, radio, TV and air-conditioning. 

MEALS & DINING

MEALS & DINING

Lunch on Day 1 to breakfast on the last day is included. Meals are prepared fresh daily by the on-site chef and are served in the dining room three times a day. Snacks and hot and cold drinks are always available in the forward lounge throughout the day.

Oct 02, 2018 - Oct 12, 2018
$3995.00 / per person - USD
Category 1. Quad occupancy. Quad cabin. Deck four. Interior Cabin, four lower berths, private bath

$4995.00 / per person - USD
Category 2. Triple occupancy. Triple cabin. Deck four. Interior Cabin, three lower berths, private bath.

$6395.00 / per person - USD
Category 3. Double occupancy. Interior Twin. Deck five. Interior Cabin, two lower berths, private bath.

$7695.00 / per person - USD
Category 4. Double occupancy. Exterior twin. Deck four. Porthole window, two lower berths, private.

$8895.00 / per person - USD
Category 5. Double occupancy. Main twin. Deck five. Picture window, two lower berths, private bath.

$10095.00 / per person - USD
Category 6. Double occupancy. Comfort twin. Deck seven. Picture windows (partial obstruction), two lower berths, private bath, refrigerator.

$11295.00 / per person - USD
Category 7. Double occupancy. Top deck twin. Deck eight. Large picture windows (partial obstruction), matrimonial bed, private bath, refrigerator.

$12595.00 / per person - USD
Category 8. Double occupancy. Superior twin. Deck five & seven. Picture windows, twin or matrimonial bed, private bath, refrigerator.

$13895.00 / per person - USD
Category 9. Double occupancy. Junior suite. Deck five & seven. Picture windows, separate sitting area, sofa, desk, refrigerator, matrimonial bed, private bath.

$15195.00 / per person - USD
Category 10. Double occupancy. Suite. Deck seven. Picture windows overlooking the bow, separate sitting area, sofa, desk, refrigerator, matrimonial bed, private bath with full tub.
PAYMENT INFORMATION


A $1000.00 deposit is required to hold your reservation.

Balance of payment is due 120 days before trip commencement.
CANCELLATION POLICY & DETAILS
All prices are in US dollars. All requests for cancellations must be received in writing. Cancellations received at least 120 days prior to departure are fully refunded less an administration fee of $500 US dollars per passenger. If cancellation is made between 91 and 120 days, cancellation charge is 65% of cruise cost. Please note that within the 90-day limit, all deposits and tariffs are forfeited.

Oct 02, 2018 - Oct 12, 2018

Day 1

St. John's

Welcome to St. John’s—Newfoundland’s historic, vibrantcapital. Picturesque and welcoming,with a world-famous harbour,St. John’s has been continually fishedsince 1498, allowing it to boast thedesignation of North America’s oldestEuropean settlement.We will offer an optional afternooncity tour to those interested.

Afterwards, we will rendezvous at the docks and board the Ocean Endeavour to begin the adventure proper. Passengers will meet the staff and crew, and prepare to leave the harbour. Sailing out of St. John’s has to be experienced to be believed; Signal Hill keeps watch over the world-famous Narrows as we head for open water.

Day 2

Day 2-3: North East Coast, Newfoundland

The northeast coast of Newfoundland is known for the dozens of picturesque villages that dot its rocky shores, and we’ll find harbour in one of these unique communities today. We look forward to a characteristically warm Newfoundland welcome upon our arrival. Photographers will have their work cut out for them, capturing the special charm of classic island construction.

Day 4

L’Anse aux Meadows

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, L’Anse aux Meadows is the only authenticated former Norse settlement in North America. The archaeological remains found here in 1960 date to approximately 1000 AD. Amazingly, the location of the ruins was first established by a close reading of the Viking sagas.

Today, a superb interpretive centre and reconstructions of the several Norse-style sod buildings make L’Anse aux Meadows a must-see for any visitor to Newfoundland.

Day 5

Red Bay

Labrador is home to Red Bay Basque Whaling Station, Canada’s newest UNESCO World Heritage site. Beginning in the 1500s, Basque whalers operated out of the Red Bay harbour, making it at one time the largest whaling station in the world. The site includes six hundred acres of terrestrial and aquatic protected area. Among the important artifacts found at Red Bay are the whaling ship San Juan, lost in a storm in 1565 and found submerged in the harbour in only ten metres of water. A large number of tools, personal items and navigational instruments have been recovered from the wreck.

Day 6

Woody Point / Gros Morne National Park

Gros Morne is internationally famed for its geographic diversity and majesty. The park’s mountains are both picturesque and highly unusual: The Tablelands, a six hundred-metre plateau, forms one of the world’s best examples of ancient rock exposed from the earth’s mantle. The park’s fjords are equally stunning. There will be a choice of walks here—catering to all levels of skill and interest—as we explore the surrounding area. The beauty of Bonne Bay during fall colours will surely be a highlight, as will the colourful cluster of houses and businesses that is the town of Woody Point.

Day 7

Days 7-8  South Coast

The wild and windswept coast of southern Newfoundland is home to a few remaining outport communities, still largely cut off from mainstream travel. Visits here are often a highlight of our trips. There are many unique bays, outport communities and coves to explore via Zodiac or land excursions.

Again, autumnal hues among the low-lying vegetation will keep photographers and botanists reaching for their cameras!

Day 9

Conne River

The First Nations community of Miawpukek (Conne River) has an economically self-sufficient mandate, guided by traditional values. It became a permanent settlement sometime around 1822. Before then, it was one of many semi-permanent camping sites used by the Mi’kmaw people—who had traditionally, travelled nomadically throughout the East Coast. Since its establishment as a reserve in 1987, Miawpukek has often been referenced as a highly successful First Nation. We will receive a formal welcome from local leaders and have a chance to explore this special community.

Day 10

Saint-Pierre, FR

Explore Saint-Pierre, a last bastion of France’s colonial territories in North America. The colourful and charming shops and residences of the town of Saint-Pierre reveal its unique historical character. French food, wine, cars, clothing, and shops are all in evidence here—and the sweets at the local cafes and bakeries are much in demand! Saint-Pierre offers a taste of European living, just a short sail from the coast of Newfoundland!

Day 11

St. John’s, NL

On the final day of our expedition, we sail though the historic Narrows and into St. John’s harbour. We will say our farewells and begin the process of departure.Staff will be on hand to assist you with luggage and transportation arrangements.